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April 22: More optimistic future of climate change
April 21, 2015

world-climatePULLMAN, Wash. – A new perspective on climate change and a future that isn’t out of reach will be discussed at the Foley Institute’s free, public coffee & politics series at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Bryan Hall 308. Coffee and donuts will be served.

WSU part of White House health and climate change discussion
April 14, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Patricia-Butterfield-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Leaders in medicine, nursing and public health who recently participated in a White House roundtable on the health impacts of climate change included Patricia Butterfield, dean emerita and professor at Washington State University College of Nursing.

Researcher wins Fulbright chair to study Arctic change
April 13, 2015

waldenPULLMAN, Wash. – Von P. Walden will expand international collaboration on research into thinning sea ice as the 2015 U.S. Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway. The distinguished chairs are among the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, according to the organization’s website.

March 3, 4: Climate change considered via art, science
February 23, 2015

REACCH-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The art and science of climate change will be viewed and discussed during a free exhibit 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Village Mall, 872 Troy Rd. #180, Moscow, Idaho. An opening reception with appetizers and no-host bar will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the same location.

Rock Doc: Climate change and population collapse
December 30, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate is always changing. That’s one truth that stands out from the record around the world of natural samples of Earth materials, tree rings, ice layers and so much more. But how much has past climate change influenced human affairs?

$1M to study climate change impacts on defense facilities
December 17, 2014

DemissieRICHLAND, Wash. – Protecting U.S. defense facilities from risks posed by climate change is the focus of research at Washington State University Tri-Cities recently funded through a four-year, $994,000 contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Localized climate change contributed to ancient depopulation
December 4, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

puebloPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have detailed the role of localized climate change in one of the great mysteries of North American archaeology: the depopulation of southwest Colorado by ancestral Pueblo people in the late 1200s.

Rock Doc column: Triggering the Ice Age
October 14, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – From time to time I give public talks on climate change – those large scale changes geologists have been studying since the 1830s. At those talks I’m often asked a basic question about climate that, until now, has stumped scientists. Here’s the background.